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Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines Miss Many Younger Post-Menopausal Women

A new study finds that the United States Preventive Services Task Force strategy to predict the risk of osteoporotic fractures among women aged 50 to 64 failed to detect nearly 75 percent of those who went on to experience major fractures within 10...
21-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

New Test Scans All Genes Simultaneously to Identify Single Mutation Causing Child’s Rare Genetic Disease

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A JAMA study found that sequencing the DNA of children with mystery genetic disorders produced a definitive diagnosis in 40 percent of UCLA’s most complex cases--a quantum leap from the field’s 5-percent success rate 20 years ago.
16-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Post-Tonsillectomy Complications More Likely in Kids From Lower-Income Families

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New research finds that children from lower-income families are more likely to have complications following outpatient tonsillectomy surgery.
15-Oct-2014 7:00 AM EDT

UCLA Launches New Research Network to Help Children with Autism Transition Into Adulthood

With a $900,000 award from the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities has established a national Health Care Transitions Research Network for individuals with autism spectrum...
13-Oct-2014 7:00 PM EDT

Using a Novel Biological Aging Clock, UCLA Researchers Find That Obesity Accelerates Aging of the Liver

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Using a recently developed biomarker of aging known as an epigenetic clock, UCLA researchers working closely with a German team of investigators have found for the first time that obesity greatly accelerates aging of the liver.
13-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Study Finds Link Between Neural Stem Cell Overgrowth and Autism-Like Behavior in Mice

A UCLA study shows how, in pregnant mice, inflammation, a first line defense of the immune system, can trigger an excessive division of neural stem cells that can cause “overgrowth” in the offspring’s brain, and, ultimately, autistic...
10-Oct-2014 2:30 PM EDT

UCLA Awarded $11 Million to Lead NIH Center of Excellence for Big Data Computing

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have awarded UCLA $11 million to form a Center of Excellence for Big Data Computing. The UCLA center will develop new strategies for mining the mind-boggling surge in complex biomedical data sets known as Big...
8-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Researchers Find That Drug Used for Another Disease Slows Progression of Parkinson’s

A new study from UCLA found that a drug being evaluated to treat an entirely different disorder helped slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease in mice.
8-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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Parents: 6 Tips for Protecting Your Child From Sports Concussions

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12-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

UCLA Sports Concussion Expert Available to Talk About Calif. Bill AB 2127 Restricting Contact Drills for High School Football

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22-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Thomas Coates, Director of the UCLA Center for World Health, Available to Comment on World Wide Polio Threat

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9-May-2014 6:00 PM EDT

UCLA Offers Tips to Lower the Risk of Colorectal Cancer

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Since this cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, it’s a great time to take a look at the health of your colon. UCLA experts encourage people to embrace these 10 tips to help protect colon...
5-Mar-2014 11:00 AM EST

Injuries, Doping, and Sports Medicine at the Olympics with UCLA Health Sciences Experts

7-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST

UCLA Coauthor of IOM Report on Youth and Concussion Available for Interviews

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29-Oct-2013 5:40 PM EDT

UCLA doctors available to comment on Olympic Games drug testing, gender issues and sports injuries

24-Jul-2012 5:00 PM EDT

Have a Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day: Gift, Food and Activity Ideas from UCLA Experts

UCLA medical experts provide heart healthy gift, food and activity ideas for Valentine's Day.
22-Jan-2010 1:00 PM EST

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